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Takashi Murakami, ‘Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide’, 2015, Sworders
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Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide, 2015

Offset lithograph printed in colours with high gloss varnish
27 4/5 in diameter
70.7 cm diameter
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Signed and numbered 42/300 in silver felt-tip pen, published by kaikai kiki co., ltd., tokyo, on …

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Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Takashi Murakami, ‘Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide’, 2015, Sworders
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Signed and numbered 42/300 in silver felt-tip pen, published by kaikai kiki co., ltd., tokyo, on smooth wove paper, the full sheet printed to the edges

Diameter 70.7cm, framed

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Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide, 2015

Offset lithograph printed in colours with high gloss varnish
27 4/5 in diameter
70.7 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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